Youth Climate Action Council

Youth Climate Action Council Logo of shapes making up an image of EarthThe City of Boise is taking bold steps to address climate change and is bringing youth leaders to the table to help drive climate solutions. The Youth Climate Action Council will be made up of students from across the city to represent new voices. 

Council members will not only provide feedback to administration, but imagine, strategize, and build projects that the youth council will implement. The council will turn action into initiatives that change the way Boise responds to climate for a more resilient future. Staff will equip council with the tools they need, while council co-chairs will lead the group and ensure plans are made by the youth and for the youth. 

Meet the Co-Chairs

High school student shoveling dirt into tree well to plant trees in a park

Maya Mazariegos

Highschool boy shoveling dirt into tree well while planting trees at a park

Asha Muhingi

2022/2023 Youth Climate Action Council

For this exciting role, the city is seeking diverse and dynamic students with the leadership potential to turn passion for climate challenges into direct community action. In particular, the city is looking for students who:  

  • Bring a diverse lived experience and perspective 
  • Have passion for their community, particularly around climate change 
  • Are student leaders who may have not yet had meaningful opportunities  
  • Are bilingual (preferred) 
  • Reside in Boise city limits 

For the right applicants, this unique role gives the opportunity to not only help lead a group of their peers in climate action but get a behind-the-scenes look at local climate action planning. The council members will work directly with two student co-chairs, along with city staff to imagine, strategize and complete the design and building of the projects and actions that the youth council will accomplish.   

Council members will serve a 9-month term from October 2022 – May 2023 and will be responsible for attending two 60-minute meetings every month. There may be more events and hours during the term. In-person events will be determined based on COVID-19 guidelines. 

Applications for the Youth Climate Action Council are now closed.

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